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Trout Filet with Beets and Baby Carrots

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By Dr. Elana Yael Heideman

This stunning trout is melt in your mouth delicious. Sweet, spiced and savory all at once, the flavors of the vegetables come alive in this unique one dish dinner - for Shabbat or anytime! Serve with rice, quinoa, or on its own, this is an incredible way to brighten up any fish filet.

#pescatarian #glutenfree #dairyfree #fish


  • 6 filet trout
  • 1 bag frozen baby carrots
  • 2 beet, sliced
  • 2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp sumac
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  1. Drizzle olive oil along bottom of a large baking dish.
  2. Lay out the baby carrots and onion, cover with the sweet chili sauce.
  3. Chop garlic and sprinkle on top.
  4. Lay the filet of fish so that they cover the top of the carrots, rounding them over and “wrapping” the carrots a bit.
  5. Wash beets well, slice into thin rounds. Slide the beets in between the trout filet and along the edges of the dish.
  6. Lay the sliced white onion over the top of the fish, drizzle the whole platter with olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper.
  7. Bake at 170 C for 45 minutes, until top of fish is crispy brown. If necessary, turn up heat for last 5 minutes to crisp up further.


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About the Author

Dr.  Elana Yael Heideman
Dr. Elana Yael Heideman, Executive Director of The Israel Forever Foundation, is a dynamic and passionate educator who works creatively and collaboratively in developing content and programming to deepen and activate the personal connection to Israel for Diaspora Jews. Elana’s extensive experience in public speaking, educational consulting and analytic research and writing has served to advance her vision of Israel-inspired Jewish identity that incorporates the relevance of the Holocaust, Antisemitism and Zionism to contemporary issues faced throughout the Jewish world in a continuous effort to facilitate dialogue and build bridges between the past, present and future.

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Tags: Food